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Re: Some download statistics

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>
To: earny(at)net4u(dot)de
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Some download statistics
Date: 2005-02-25 14:52:56
Message-ID: 20050225145255.GI84483@decibel.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 10:27:03PM +0100, Ernst Herzberg wrote:
> On Thursday 24 February 2005 21:43, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> [.......]
> > >
> > > 	pub/source/v.8.0.1/
> > > 		postgresql-8.0.1.tar.bz2
> > > 		postgresql-8.0.1.tar.bz2.md5
> > > 		postgresql-8.0.1.tar.gz
> > > 		postgresql-8.0.1.tar.gz.md5
> > > 		split-tarballs/
> > > 			postgresql-base-8.0.1.tar.bz2
> > > 			postgresql-base-8.0.1.tar.bz2.md5
> > > 			etc...
> >
> > That sounds like a reasonable compromise ... I could do that right away,
> > if nobody is in disagreement ... ?
> 
> Hm, there is a distribution that uses the split tarballs: gentoo.
> 
> snipped from /usr/portage/dev-db/postgresql/postgresql-8.0.1-r1.ebuild :
> 
> SRC_URI="mirror://postgresql/source/v${PV}/${PN}-base-${MY_PV}.tar.bz2
>     mirror://postgresql/source/v${PV}/${PN}-opt-${MY_PV}.tar.bz2
>     doc? ( mirror://postgresql/source/v${PV}/${PN}-docs-${MY_PV}.tar.bz2 )"
> 
> Better is to drop a 'bug' to bugs.gentoo.org so that the ebuild will be 
> fixed;-)

How exactly is that a bug? Why should someone spend time downloading the
docs if they don't want to install them? And gentoo isn't the only OS
that uses them.

Unless generating the splits requires a non-trivial amount of work, I
see no reason not to have them.
-- 
Jim C. Nasby, Database Consultant               decibel(at)decibel(dot)org 
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